China Airlines selects Inmarsat GX by SITA for A321neo in-flight WiFi
Passengers on China Airlines' new A321neo fleet can access high speed internet service in the sky. The carrier selected SITA to deliver its Internet ONAIR product on board, backed by Inmarsat's GX Aviation satellite network.
Two more ESAs prepare for flight
More electronically steered antenna (ESAs) solutions will be flying later this year. At least two more companies are looking to launch test flights of the new technology with a focus on eventually serving commercial aircraft.
Air New Zealand to launch Business Premier Luxe on reconfigured 787s
Look for a new business class seat flying on Air New Zealand in the months ahead. It includes an option dubbed "Business Premier Luxe" at the front of the business class cabin.
Delta’s premium A321neo for transcon service opens new opportunities
Over the next few years the A321neo will also help Delta Air Lines launch a new premium transcon offering. The new layout offers an advantage in the highly competitive markets between New York city and Los Angeles or San Francisco, and potentially other routes as well.
Delta rewards SkyMiles Members with two industry-first program enhancements
The term "enhance" lately means bad news for loyalty program members. Did Delta finally cast off that terrible use of the word with the latest updates to the SkyMiles program??
Other Industry News
Condor unveils bold new livery design
German leisure airline Condor has presented a new livery and corporate design. It features vertical stripes in differnt colours.
Rossiya super-sizes SuperJet services at Sochi
No spare parts? No problem! Aeroflot subsidiary Rossiya will lean on its fleet of Sukhoi SuperJets as it seeks to keep some international flights operating as sanctions put pressure on operations of its Boeing, Airbus, and Embraer aircraft.
American Airlines gets a new CEO today in Robert Isom. Can he make AA soar again?
American Airlines now has a new CEO Thursday for the first time since the merger with US Airways in 2013, with Robert Isom taking over from Doug Parker...
Air France-KLM Names Female Rail Executive as New KLM CEO
The head of the Netherlands passenger rail operator NS, Marjan Rintel, will takeover as KLM’s new CEO on July 1. Rintel takes over from Pieter Elbers when she will join Anne Rigail as one of the few female CEOs in the airline industry.